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Farmer’s Day 2019: A Total Analysis of Agriculture Sector in 2019

Pronami Chetia
Pronami Chetia

December 23 is celebrated as ‘Kisan Diwas’ or ‘National Farmers’ Day’ every year, in the honor of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the fifth Prime Minister of India who was born this day. It’s a day to celebrate the pride and shelter of our nation. Farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale, and pays the freight both ways. No matter how cold or hot the weather is, farmers work every day to feed the whole nation. Moreover, a farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud.

The entire country is celebrating Farmers Day today. Krishi Jagran is also organizing a program in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of Kisan Diwas. In this program, farmers and industry experts will gather and discuss every aspect of agriculture and will work to give a new direction to the sector.

Agriculture Analysis 2019

 Let’s look back at the year and analyze the challenges, achievements, ground reality of government schemes and an overall development graph report of the farmers and farming of our nation. 

Excess Monsoon

While the Southwest monsoon of this year was the best of 25 years and the country experienced an above-normal rainfall of 110 percent, still it’s can’t make the farmer’s happy due to the heavy rain towards the end of the season.

Moreover, states including Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, and Sikkim lashed with heavy rain and flood which damaged the crops to a huge extent. As per Agriculture Ministry, 63.995 Lakh hectares of agriculture land got affected in the flood.

PMFBY: Problems Due to Aadhaar Linking

The Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana launched on 18 February 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done a great job at the beginning of the year while saw a backlash at the end of the year due to irregularities and claim settlement. While BJP promised to make the scheme voluntary in its election manifesto but the result does not look that satisfactory.

E NAM

National Agriculture Market or e-NAM, an online trading platform for agricultural commodities in India also didn’t show that much progress which only covered 585 markets in March while no new added of the market since then.

PM Kisan

Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi, an initiative by the government of India to support all small and marginal farmers which promised to give up to ₹6,000 per year as minimum income support has also got the complaints of delay and nonreceipt of benefits by farmers across the nation and mostly affected in the state of Uttar Pradesh. As per the report, a total of 4.74 core farmers has registered while 3.8 core farmers received all the installments. But it should be noted that there are actually 14.5 core farmers in our country, so it’s clear that the scheme has not reached everyone.

What’s the increase in MSP?

For the 2019 Kharif season, MSP was increased by 19 percent while Soybean has the highest increase, followed by ragi, jowar, sesamum, and maize. The center has also announced a 5.7 percent increase in MSP for Rabi crops.

Moreover, farmers are the backbone of a country and you can’t stand straight if your backbone is broken. The life of a farmer is very tough as he works very hard day and night in all seasons for us. Happy Farmers Day!

 

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